General William J. Fox Airfield
|General Wm. J. Fox Airfield|
|Fox Field (February 2008)|
|IATA: WJF – ICAO: KWJF – FAA LID: WJF|
|Owner||County of Los Angeles|
|Elevation AMSL||2,351 ft / 717 m|
|Source: Federal Aviation Administration|
General William J. Fox Airfield (IATA: WJF, ICAO: KWJF, FAA LID: WJF) is a county owned, public airport in Los Angeles County, California, five miles northwest of Lancaster, California. Locally known as Fox Field, the airport serves the Antelope Valley
The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2011–2015 categorized it as a general aviation facility. There are limited scheduled cargo operations, and the U.S. Forest Service has an airtanker base there, which becomes one of the main hubs of firefighting efforts during fire season. An Antelope Valley Hospital helicopter is based here. Fox Field is also the home of the Milestones of Flight Aviation Museum.
In the year ending August 10, 2011 the airport had 81,851 aircraft operations, average 224 per day: 97% general aviation, 2% air taxi, and 1% military. 157 aircraft were then based at this airport: 89% single-engine, 8% multi-engine, 2% helicopter, and 1% jet.
- FAA Airport Master Record for WJF ( PDF). Federal Aviation Administration. Effective November 15, 2012.
- "2011–2015 NPIAS Report, Appendix A" (PDF, 2.03 MB). National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems. Federal Aviation Administration. October 4, 2010.
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- "LAPD helicopter makes hard landing". KABC-TV. August 13, 2009.
- Aerial image from USGS The National Map
- (PDF), effective August 21, 2014
- FAA Terminal Procedures for WJF, effective August 21, 2014
- Resources for this airport: